Federal Railroad Administration March 29, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Automation in the Railroad Industry
Document Number: 2018-06281
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This request for information notice replaces the version published in the Federal Register on March 22, 2018 (83 FR 12646), to make technical corrections to the prior version. FRA requests information and comment on the future of automation in the railroad industry. FRA is interested in hearing from industry stakeholders, the public, local and State governments, and any other interested parties on the potential benefits, costs, risks, and challenges to implementing automated railroad operations. FRA also seeks comment on how the agency can best support the railroad industry's development and implementation of new and emerging technologies in automation that could lead to safety improvements or increased efficiencies in railroad operations.